The Perfect DaughterBook - 2001
"She was the perfect daughter before you got to her."Summer 1914.In her family's eyes, Verona North was all a girl should be at nineteen-talented, brave, and attractive, with the world opening out in front of her.But only a few months after leaving home to study art in London, she was found hanging in the family boathouse-dead from an apparent suicide. It seems that their perfect daughter had plunged rapidly from respectability to drugs, depravity, and left-wing politics.To her father, a respectable naval officer, there is no doubt who's to blame-his cousin the suffragette, Nell Bray.Nell is sure she's not responsible, yet a sense of guilt at not having paid more attention to the young girl sets her on a trail to discover what really happened in the weeks leading up to Verona's death. Nell's search takes her from an enclave of Bohemian anarchists in Chelsea to an old, run-down shop full of mysterious sea charts and maps.Piecing together clues, Nell soon discovers that Verona was leading a double life full of dangerous secrets.Was her death really a suicide, or a cover-up for murder?AUTHORBIO: GILLIAN LINSCOTT worked as a journalist for the Guardian and the BBC before turning to full-time crime writing.Assignments ranged from riots in Northern Ireland to the press gallery of the House of Commons.Absent Friends, her eighth book featuring the suffragette sleuth Nell Bray, was the winner of the 2000 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2001.
Edition: First St. Martin's Minotaur edition.
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 22 cm